Penny's Passion: Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This weekend I whipped up one of my favorite side dishes and I can't wait to share it with you today - Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

It seems that roasting vegetables is the new standard way to fix them.  Many vegetable take only a few minutes to roast up, but this sweet potato recipe takes a bit longer than that.  It's still super easy to make, just know that it will be sitting in the oven for a bit.

Here's What You Need

That's right -- only 3 ingredients.  Sweet potatoes, Dry Onion Soup Mix and Olive Oil.  The original recipe that I found on called for 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, 2 packages of dry onion soup mix and 1/3 cup olive oil.  I've made this recipe so many times now that I just kind of eyeball it.  If it's just going to be me and Eric for dinner, I don't always use two whole pounds of sweet potatoes.  But they are delicious as leftovers, so don't be afraid to make a whole recipe!

Here's What You Do
1.  Wash, peel and cut up your sweet potatoes.  (It still surprises me how darn hard sweet potatoes are to cut.)  Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2.  Pour in the olive oil and give them a little stir.  Sometimes I put everything in a plastic bag and shake it up.  Sometimes I use the bowl and stir.  Do whatever makes your heart happy.

3.  Sprinkle the dry onion soup over the oiled up sweet potatoes and stir until well coated.

4.  Spread out on a baking sheet.  I like to put parchment paper down first just to help with the sticking issue and easier cleanup.

5.  Bake in the 450 degree oven for about 40 minutes.  If they are not tender, you might have to let them go for a few more minutes.  Most of the times, mine are good after 40 minutes.

We love these!    They get a bit caramelized on the outside and have a nice savory flavor.  Pair them with a pork chop and you have a tasty meal.  Hope you love them too!

Handmade Tuesday's with Kristen


  1. yum! I love sweet potatoes (pretty much prepared ANY way)! ;)

  2. Sweet Potatoes are my brand new bestie! I friggin' adore them!

  3. oh my goodness I need these RIGHT NOW!!!! Looks great. Thank you.

  4. Yum! These sound fantastic! I love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new ways to cook them.

  5. I have to try this. I am hungry just reading the blog. I love yams & onions, never thought of doing it this way before. I will have to try it!

  6. Yumm! My hubby loves sweet potatoes, I must try this recipe!

  7. Easy and delicious! I've made this before using potato wedges and it turns out great that way too :)